5 Years





Fast Facts
  • 66 pounds

  • House-trained

  • Fenced yard required

  • Sweet

  • Treat motivated

  • Trainable

There are three dogs plus me in my foster home. Buttercup, Wizzy and I play the most together and have become great friends. Any barking I do is minimal, I don’t counter surf, and I know the commands come, down and leave it.

To quote my foster mom, “Casey is a beautiful, tall, cream-colored golden. She came to us March 29, 2023, and has been a pleasure to have here. She is very well-behaved in general.”

“In general,” well OK then. I’m shy and timid with everyone but foster mom. But she says I’m “coming around!” Slowly but surely, she thinks I will become like the average golden retriever around humans, but currently I spend most of my time lying near her while she works in her office.

This shyness and fear can result in my barreling through a doorway or down the stairs to get away from new people. People have to be sure to watch not to get knocked over! If I do this outdoors and start to run, foster mom gives me the “lay down motion” and I settle. Then foster mom comes to me and puts on the lead. One golden tendency I have for sure is my positive response to dog treats. I definitely pay attention when I sniff those in foster mom’s hand! You should also know that I’m thunderphobic.

Buttercup, Wizzy and I spend time in the backyard every day. I haven’t been for walks in my current home, but I do accept having the leash put on. When foster mom takes me somewhere I might pull just a little. Hopping into the car and going for a ride suits me just fine. Since I haven’t been exposed to children or cats, I don’t know how I’d react to them.

  • Be at least 23 years of age

  • No children under 6 years of age living in your home

  • We primarily adopt goldens to families living within Illinois, Northwest Indiana, and the southern most counties of Wisconsin

  • If you do not own your residence or live in a condo, you will need a letter from your landlord or property management company

  • Provide excellent vet care for your dog(s)

  • Do not use an invisible fence

  • Are not over your town/county's pet limit

  • Have the knowledge and agreement of all adults living in the household

  • Be prepared to make a lifetime commitment

  • QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR POLICIES? All your answers in our Frequently Asked Questions section.

If interested please fill out our online adoption application form; please make sure you fill in every required field/question or your submission will not go through. Please note that we take time to learn as much as we can about each dog in our care and our bios are our current observations; we are unable to make any guarantees on the future health or temperament of your adopted dog. Most dogs in our care come with unknown pre-rescue history and as such breed and age estimates are an educated guess.

Available Goldens for Adoption